Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate as a Top-Dress on Reducing Lameness and Improving the Performance of Holstein Feedlot Cattle

Document Type : Scientific - Research Articles

Authors

1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Ferdwosi University of Mashhad

Abstract

In order to study of effects of sodium bicarbonate on lameness occurrence and the performance of feedlot cattle, 100 Holstein
bull calves (251.75 ± 5.75) were used in a completely randomized design. Calves were group fed a similar basal diet during
42 days experimental period. Used treatments included 1) control treatment without feed additive, and 2) experimental diet
that calves consumed 50 g/d sodium bicarbonate. Results showed that the effect of experimental diet on dry matter intake
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